Next Security Step in Subways

March 10, 2008 | City Safe

The first counterterrorism strategy of its kind in this country began in New York City’s subways this March. Called Operation Torch, it involves roving teams of New York City police officers armed with automatic rifles and accompanied by bomb-sniffing dogs, patrolling the subways on a daily basis. Prof. Joseph King sees this new measure as a plus. “It is an additional layer of security…part of the overall philosophy that a random pattern (of searches) can have an effect as a deterrent.”
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